Dave Bennett – Blood Moon (2017)

Dave Bennett - Blood Moon (2017)
Artist: Dave Bennett
Album: Blood Moon
Genre: Mainstream Jazz
Origin: USA
Released: 2017
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
Blood Moon (5:00)
A Long Goodbye (5:37)
Falling Sky (4:39)
Hallelujah (5:02)
Wichita Lineman (5:46)
(Back Home Again In) Indiana (3:55)
13 Fingers (3:17)
Down In Honky Tonk Town (5:28)
The Good The Bad And The Ugly (4:24)
In My Life (4:18)
Heavy Heart (3:38)


Clarinetist Dave Bennett performs on his current CD with a small group. He has a mix of original compositions co-written with record producer Shelly Berger. Others are well-loved standards by a variety of composers. He is supported by pianist Dave Restivo, guitarist Reg Schwager, bassist Jim Vivian, drummer Pete Siers, and percussionist Davide Direnzo.

The original tunes are a mix of reflective melancholy — Blood Moon and Heavy Heart — to blazing riffs — 13 Fingers.

Bennett is a favorite on the jazz party circuit. I’ve seen him a number of times at the Arbors Jazz parties. Currently he’s scheduled to appear this year at Suncoast JazzFest, San Diego Jazz Festival and the Sarasota Jazz Festival. He’s performed at Carnegie Hall and other prestigious locations.

To this reviewer, the CD his highly pleasing and, in addition, it passed the “kitchen test.” That is, when the spouse comes from the kitchen and says, “I like it; who is the performer?”
by Norman Vickers